P R I D E Month Updates
Happy Pride Month! 

As we said last week , we wanted to be respectful of the conversation that we need to be having and hold off on big Pride announcements. As you know, we are still having that conversation about racism and injustice, and I am glad we are, there is still a lot going on in our community around Pride that we want to let you know about.
There are events and initiatives for corporations, small businesses, nonprofits and individuals so make sure you check out everything. 
Pride in Local Music: An Austin Nashville Livestreaming
Event & Fundraiser
You received an email earlier today announcing Pride in Local Music, our big Pride month event and celebration. Some people had trouble accessing the correct links. We want to make sure this event is on your calendar.
The Austin and Nashville LGBT Chambers of Commerce are joining forces to bring you “ Pride in Local Music ” presented by Dell Technologies , a one-night-only livestream event celebrating music, the rainbow heartbeat of two great cities known for music . This dynamic experience to celebrate Pride month will be held on Friday, June 26th at 6:00 PM CST at PrideInLocalMusic.org and on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
The evening will raise funds for LGBTQ+ artists in both Austin through the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and Nashville through the Music Health Alliance . Mark your calendar and join us for the premiere! 
Center for Nonprofit Management: LGBTQ+ 101
How does your nonprofit engage and welcome the LGBTQ+ community? Are you curious about the difference between sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression? Are you wondering why pronouns are so important and how you know when to use which pronouns? 

Join Pamela Sheffer, Director of LGBTQ+ Programming & Development at The Oasis Center to learn more about how to be respectful and welcoming to all of your staff and clients, regardless of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. LGBTQ+ 101 is a virtual event on Friday, June 19th from 9 am - 12:30 pm .

Members of the Nashville LGBT Chamber can attend this half-day workshop at the CNM member rate. While it says for nonprofits, it would be great for businesses too! If interested, please reach out to Alison Coleman to lock in this special offer. Register now !
Show Your Pride and
Support Our Community
We are excited and proud to announce our newest member NashvilleTN Store ! For Pride Month they are selling "I Believe In Nashville" pride shirts. 25% of proceeds of the shirt will go to the Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation to continue our work to educate, inspire, and empower our individual, small business, corporate, and nonprofit members, and the community-at-large: who share the values of promoting equality and diversity in business and society. 

Check out the Pride Collection and support our members and our Foundation!
In celebration of #PrideAtHome and in partnership with Batch , the Nashville LGBT Chamber, Nashville Pride , and the Nashville Scene presents our special edition PRIDE BOX. By purchasing one of our three boxes specially created to celebrate Pride, you’ll be supporting local makers and LGBT chamber members with 10% of proceeds benefiting Nashville Pride! Check out these Batch Pride Boxes !
Let's Do Brunch...At Home!
"Priday" Happy Hour
Treat Yo' Self
Daydream is back at Diskin Cider ! This prickly pear rosé cider is perfect for celebrating Pride month! A portion of the proceeds earned from Daydream sales will go to the Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation to support our efforts to educate, inspire, and empower LGBT business professionals and entrepreneurs through educational opportunities and scholarships. You can order before 11 am for free Davidson county delivery, pick up curbside starting at noon or join Diskin for a pint from 4 pm - 11 pm.
Nashville LGBT Chamber's Rainbow Connection
To celebrate PRIDE, the Nashville LGBT Chamber is bringing you an entire month of networking and educational opportunities to stay connected to our community. We do this every month but this month with extra pride! These events are free for everyone, but registration is required. Join us as we celebrate together.
Member Connect: June 11th
Member Connect is an opportunity to learn about the members of the Nashville LGBT Chamber. This program gives an in-depth highlight of one of our corporate members and one of our small business members. We have a Q&A session and have attendees speak to the group to check-in with other members. You have the opportunity to talk about what you are working on, questions, or issues you need help with or anything else you want to address with your fellow members. 
Join us TOMORROW, T hursday, June 11th, at 11am . We are focusing on inclusion now more than ever and will be speaking to Ashlee Davis, VP and Senior Diversity & Inclusion Manager of AllianceBernstein , and LGBT and Black business owners; Joelle Upton, co-owner of STF Catering & Events , and Greg Cason, owner of Inspired Concepts & Events . Learn about diversity, inclusion, and doing business during a pandemic.
PM Brewing Up Business: June 18th
PM Brewing Up Business is our signature happy hour networking event. Come connect with chamber and community members in small virtual groups on Thursday, June 18th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm . We will have concentrated small group conversations, so make sure you register. Usually, this event during Pride Month is one of our biggest. We are going to try and make it our biggest virtual event this year as well! We will have some special surprise guests, announcements, and giveaways. We also would love for everyone to wear and display as much rainbow as they can in your Zoom square, prizes will be given! 
Classroom Connect: June 25th
This program formerly known as our Power Lunch Series highlights a new, unique topic that educates the LGBT community. We pull from our amazing roster of members to teach and share their knowledge, allowing you to learn and advance yourself or your business. 
Stay tuned for more details about topic and speakers. Join us for Classroom Connect on Thursday, June 25th .
Nashville PRIDE Virtual Events and Marketplace
Celebrate Pride with PRIDE@HOME all month long! Each week Nashville PRIDE will feature live streams of ongoing programming including Sing Me A Song, Nashville Pride Live and a new IGTV series Absolut-ely Fabulous Cocktails. 
  You can also shop online and support local Pride vendors through the online marketplace . Look for our Chamber member stickers to support our members! 
  For more information and a list of activities download the Nashville Pride App or visit nashvillepride.org/prideathome

This is just a taste of everything going on. As always, stay up-to-date and find all the information you should know on our website and on our social media - Facebook , Instagram , Twitter , and LinkedIn

Thank you and HAPPY PRIDE! 

Lauren Bland
Membership Manager
Pronouns: she, her, hers